The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 3 Episode 16

The Night of the Arrow

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Dec 29, 1967 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Gadgets: a flare bullet, wind-up lockpick, thermite charges, sleeve derringer with rope and dart

    • Disguises: Lt. Greeley, a hungry frontiersman, Strong Bear

    • Trivia: The letter of resignation President Grant reads aloud from General Baldwin dates this story as concluding on April 6, 1874.

    • Artie pours grant a glass of whiskey that's only a third full. When Grant picks it up in the next shot, it's over half full.

    • Aimee claims that Horage Greeley is the editor of the New York Herald. However, he was the editor of the New York Tribune.

    • Before the first commercial break, Aimee is surrounded by six Indians. After the break, two of them have disappeared.

    • Although Oconee tells Jim to go to the cave at 8 p.m., it's broad daylight throughout the entire scene from when Jim rides up the mine until he goes to the lake.

  • Quotes

    • Aimee: Mr. West, oh, it's so seldom we get a chance to talk to someone from civilization. Oh, Daddy, I call upon you to yield this prisoner to me. Sir?
      General Baldwin: I question your wisdom in taking prisoners, but I yield.

    • Jim: How many other fellas like Lt. Carter do you have dangling on a string?
      Aimee: Now that's a military secret, Mr. West.

    • President Grant: Don't shoot, boys. The country's got problems but this isn't the way to solve them.

    • Oconee: West, that meeting you wanted. I'll arrange for it.
      Jim: Why?
      Oconee: Call it my admiration for your style under pressure.

    • Aimee: You hate me, don't you?
      Jim: Naturally.
      Aimee: No, you're just saying that to be nice. Down deep, you really do hate me, don't you?
      Jim: If you say so.

    • Jim: Artie, do you think that Baldwin is calling the shots?
      Artie: I don't know anyone else who has more to gain, do you? I mean, if you want to be President, what better way than kissing babies and killing Indians.

    • Artie: Jim?
      Jim: Yeah.
      Artie: Whatever you do, I don't want you to think about three other men that General Grant sent to contact Strong Bear.
      Jim: No, I won't.
      Artie: I mean, just because he put them to the stake doesn't necessarily mean he's going to kill you, too.
      Jim: No, it doesn't.
      Artie: You just forget them.
      Jim: Yeah, I will.
      Artie: Don't dwell on it.
      Jim: No, Artie, I won't.
      Artie: Just put those poor devils right out of your mind.
      Jim: Artie! All right!

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